Why Picking the Right Tool Helps
What we’re hearing from industry professionals about using what is now in the Highway Capacity Manual (HCM) for all applications:
“Our experience to date with LOS methodologies for ped, bike, and transit have been disappointing. The MMLOS methodology appears to have little sensitivity to major investments to retrofit existing streets for ped, bike, transit.
The bicycle methodology in particular is too sensitive to travel volumes in the adjoining lane. One analysis of a road diet project showed little to no improvement for bicyclists.”
–Jason Patton, PhD, Bicycle and Pedestrian Program Manager for the City of Oakland